White Evangelicals Conflicted By Accusations Against Roy Moore

With his U.S. Senate campaign in Alabama suddenly endangered by allegations that he had sexually abused a minor, GOP candidate Roy Moore sought to turn the crisis to his political advantage by portraying it as an "us vs. them" confrontation. "We are in the midst of a spiritual battle with those who want to silence our message," he tweeted . Throughout his career as an Alabama judge, Moore has been seen as a staunch conservative Christian, and some of his evangelical supporters immediately...

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Cleaning Up Georgia's Coal Ash Ponds

Coal ash is a toxic substance. For years it was haphazardly dumped into rivers and ponds. Within the last 10 years or so, there has been a push to clean up the way coal ash is disposed. Georgia Power has vowed to close all its dump ponds. We talk with Chris Bowers, a senior attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center. We also hear from Jen Hilburn of Altamaha Riverkeeper.

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Task Force Considers Confederate Monument After Public Input

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After more than 5,000 survey responses, a task force must make recommendations about a Confederate monument in Georgia's oldest city.

WTOC-TV reports that Savannah officials received 17 letters, 181 emails and more than 4,800 online survey responses after asking for input on the memorial.

The comment deadline was Monday.

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The rate of suicide in rural America is climbing. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds those in rural counties are about six percent more likely to die by suicide than those in cities. We talk about this troubling trend with Andy Miller, Editor for Georgia Health News. Asha Ivey-Stephenson, Behavioral Scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also joins us. 

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On this edition of "Political Rewind," Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore fights back against allegations he once initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl. Response to the explosive report is further splitting the GOP. Also, Tom Price is out as Health and Human Services Secretary, but an investigation into his use of luxury private jets and the leaks that led to his ouster continue to rock the department. Plus, two former mayors of Atlanta weigh in on the dynamics of the runoff mayoral contest. They contend that city hall corruption will be an issue, as will race.

Cybercrimes Present Unique Challenges For Investigators

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The federal investigators looking into the breach that exposed personal information maintained by the Equifax credit report company are used to dealing with high-profile hacks and the challenges they present.

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Atlanta cellist Nick Ogawa, better known as "Takénobu," takes the cello beyond the orchestra. His latest album, “Reversal,” uses loops and percussive sounds to create thick soundscapes. We catch up with Takénobu ahead of a performance at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur this Sunday, November 19. 

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R.E.M.'s Mike Mills On The Triumph Of 'Automatic For The People'

R.E.M.’s hit record “Automatic for the People” was released 25 years ago. In 1992, the album hit #2 on the Billboard 200 charts, and became certified 4x platinum in the United States. The record is getting an anniversary re-release , out tomorrow, November 10. We talk with Athens’ own Mike Mills, R.E.M.’s bass player.

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Hundreds Gather For First Sunday Service Since Texas Church Shooting

Members of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas held their first Sunday service following last Sunday's mass shooting there. In an emotional sermon, Pastor Frank Pomeroy spoke of the 26 killed on Nov. 5., including his 14-year-old daughter, invoking a sense of both personal and communal loss. "I know everyone who gave their life that day. Some of whom where my best friends and my daughter. I guarantee they are dancing with Jesus today," said Pomeroy, according to the...

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5th Woman Comes Forward With Assault Allegations Against Roy Moore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my-RQjbeHIY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zT1kCCSYOM Updated at 2:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday Another woman has charged that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teen, and top Republicans now threaten to expel Moore should he win Alabama's special election on Dec. 12. In an emotional news conference, Beverly Young Nelson said Moore groped her and tried to force himself on her in his car behind the restaurant where the...

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After Nearly 2 Weeks In Asia, Trump Heads Home After 'Fruitful' Trip

Updated at 12:06 p.m. ET President Trump said goodbye to Asia Tuesday, after visiting five countries, attending three international summits and meeting with more than half-a-dozen foreign leaders. "I think we made a lot of progress just in terms of relationship," Trump told reporters as Air Force One left Manila. "We actually sold $300 billion worth of equipment and other things and I think that number is going to be quadrupled very quickly." "It's also been really good in terms of North...

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Released in 1988, Ron Shelton wrote and directed what many film organizations call one of the greatest sports movies, Bull Durham. He could have chosen any region of the country to tell his baseball story, but Shelton set the scene in the South. The reason, Shelton says, is because of his Southern roots.

 

 

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With the arrival of Ebola patients Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol at Emory University Hospital, there is probably no city or state more aware of the fight to stop the spread of Ebola than here in Atlanta and Georgia.

Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health joins Bill Nigut to talk about the questions surrounding the Ebola virus.
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